Policies & Guidelines

Policies and Guidelines

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St. Flannan’s College Admission Policy 2021-2022

This Admission Policy complies with the requirements of the Education Act 1998, the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 and the Equal Status Act 2000. In drafting this policy, the Board of Management of the school has consulted with school staff, The School Patron and with parent(s)/guardian(s) of children attending the school.

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St. Flannan’s College Annual Admissions Notice

In respect of admissions to the 2021/2022 school year.

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Code of Behaviour 2020/2021

The Education Welfare Act 2000, section 23, requires the Board of Management of a recognised school, after consultation with principal, teachers, parents, educational welfare officer, to prepare a code of behaviour in respect of students registered in the school.

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Mission Statement

St. Flannan’s College is a school community consisting of students, parents and staff, who are committed to working together to nurture the academic and personal growth of all the students towards mature and responsible adulthood.

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Parents’ Guide to - A Better Internet

In every aspect of development, from learning to cross the road, ride a bike or swim, parents teach, guide and support their children. It should be no different when it comes to their online lives. This booklet has been developed to support you as you support your child to be safer online.

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Notification of Review-Child Safeguarding Statement 2020

The annual review of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement was undertaken and ratified by the Board of Management of St. Flannan’s College on 16th November 2020.

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Child Protection Policy

The Board of Management recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of school life and must be reflected in all of the school’s policies, practices and activities.

Accordingly, in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Education and Skills’ Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools, the Board of Management of St. Flannan’s College has agreed the following child protection policy.

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Child Safeguarding Statement

In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and TUSLA Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of St. Flannan’s College has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document.

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Distance Learning Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines and information to students, parents/guardians, and staff of St. Flannan’s College, in respect of the use of technology for distance or remote teaching and learning, hereafter referred to as “Distance eLearning”. This policy operates in conjunction with our school’s Code of Behaviour, Acceptable Usage Policy, Anti‐Bullying Policy, Data Protection Policy and Child Safeguarding Statement and Policy.

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Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP)

The aim of this Internet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is to ensure that students will benefit from the learning opportunities offered by the school’s internet resources in a safe and effective manner.

When using the internet students, parents and staff are expected:
i. To treat others with respect at all times.
ii. Not undertake any actions that may bring the school into disrepute.
iii. Respect the right to privacy of all other members of the school community.
iv. Respect copyright and acknowledge creators when using online content and resources.
Internet use and access is considered a school resource and privilege. If the school AUP is not adhered to this privilege may be withdrawn and appropriate sanctions will be imposed.

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Anti-bullying Policy

In accordance with the requirements of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 and the Code of Behaviour Guidelines issued by the NEWB, the Board of Management of St. Flannan’s College has adopted the following anti-bullying policy within the framework of the school’s overall Code of Behavior. This policy fully complies with the requirements of the Anti-bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools which were published in September 2013.

The Board of Management of St. Flannan’s College adopts the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools issued by the Department of Education and Skills in September 2013 as the basis on which the school community addresses the issue of bullying. All school personnel are expected to be familiar with these procedures.

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Social, personal and health education (SPHE) & Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

St Flannan’s College is a school community consisting of students, parents and staff, who are committed to working together to nurture the academic and personal growth of all the students towards mature and responsible adulthood.

 

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Mobile Phone Policy

The Board of Management of Saint Flannan’s College recognises and acknowledges the positive aspects of students’ use of mobile phones and other electronic recording/ communication devices. However, there are potential dangers for the school community stemming from the misuse and abuse of electronic media. As a result, the school will rigorously endeavour to protect the personal dignity and right to privacy of all the members of the school community and ensure, in so far as practicable, that student’s use of mobile phones does not compromise or disrupt teaching and learning.

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